$169 netbook; Calibre tutorial; News readers for the iPhone
January 18, 2009 | 10:55 am
By Paul Biba
This is a pretty bare bones machine, but for this price it may have its uses. It’s a Linux machine, made by Belco, (variant not specified) with a BroadMIPS XBurst 400 MHz 32-bit CPU, 128 MB RAM, 1 GB NAND Flash storage, a 10/100 MB Ethernet interface and 802.11b wireless access. You’re not going to be watching movies on this, but if it will run the Linux version of FBReader then you might have one of the cheapest e-book readers around. Geeks.com is selling it.
Dear Author has part 2 of its tutorial on Using Calibre to Interface with IPhone, Sony Reader or Cybook.
Finally, What’s on iPhone, one of the best iPhone review sites on the web, has a face-off with various news readers for the machine. BBC Reader, NY Times, Mobile News, NPR Mobile and USA Today are reviewed and compared. Personally, my favorite is the news reader from the Associated Press. However, my main source of news on the iPhone is the mobile website of the BBC.